The Supreme Court just ruled this morning on a pivotal abortion access case called Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – this case challenged a harmful Texas law called HB2. This 5 to 3 decision is a decisive victory for abortion rights and means that extreme restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion will not stand.
- Huffington Post's article: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law, Breathing New Life Into Roe v. Wade
- Read the Washington Post’s take on the ruling.
- Excellent article from the New York Times on the ruling.
- Slate notes that: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Texas’ Anti-Abortion Arguments: “Beyond Rational Belief”
The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse the Texas abortion restrictions is a major victory for women and reproductive rights. These Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers (also called TRAP laws) have no basis in sound medicine. As the court found, they placed significant burdens for women, through delays, increased travel distances, and overnight stays. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg noted in her opinion “it is beyond rational belief” that HB 2 would protect women’s health. It “would simply make it more difficult for them to obtain abortions.”
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